The Bar Council of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is an Autonomous body established and Constituted
in the Year 1961 under the provisions of Advocates Act 1961 Which provide for establishment
of State Bar Councils in Section 3 thereof with a maximum of 25 elected members.
The Advocate General of the State of Rajasthan is Ex-officio member of the Rajasthan
The election to the Rajasthan Bar Council takes place by a complex process wherein
the electorate comprises of every single lawyer enrolled in Rajasthan. The counting
involves elimination by preferential voting basis and the 25 members securing highest
votes get elected to the office for a period of 5 years. Amongst these elected members
by internal elections, office of the Chairman and Vice Chairman as also nomination
to the Bar Council of India takes place. The office of Rajasthan Bar Council is
situated at High Court Premises, Jodhpur.
The Bar Council of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is the apex body of Lawyers that regulates
the entry into, discipline and retirement from the profession. The important function
of Bar Council of Rajasthan is to admit persons on its Roll as Advocates so as to
grant them permission to practice law. In its disciplinary Jurisdiction the Bar
Council of Rajasthan entertains and determines cases of professional and other misconduct
on complaint or even suo moto and also works to safe guard the interest of the Advocates.
The Bar Council of India on the other hand comprises of members elected and nominated
by each of the State Bar Council. The web address of Bar Council of india is www.barcouncilofindia.nic.in
and e-mail address is
. The 10th Bar Council of Rajasthan came to be constituted
in the year 2004 and comprises now of 22 elected members and one co-opted member.
The Secretary of the Bar Council is a full time employee and has a team of around
19 persons. The Bar Council of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is also the trustee of the fund
established and maintained under the provision of Rajasthan Advocates Welfare Fund
Act, 1987 wherein not only retirement benefits to its member Advocates are conferred
by the Bar Council but even financial assistance in case of death or bodily injury
is provided to its members by the Rajasthan Bar Council.